Laboratory and field grouting support for Project Scroll
Walley, Donald M.; Ellis, Thomas L.
Miscellaneous paperAbstract: In Project Scroll, a nuclear device was detonated at a depth of 750 ft in a vertical hole drilled in Area 19 of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission's Nevada Test Site. The U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) was responsible for (a) development of instrument-to-formation coupling grout mixtures embodying specified physical properties matching as closely as possible those of the formation at the Project site, (b) development of an emplacement hole stemming grout, (c) supervision of the mixing and placement of the grout mixtures, and,(d) determining, on detonation date, the pertinent physical properties of field-cast grout specimens representing the field-placed grout. In general, it is believed that the physical properties of the grout mixed and emplaced in the field closely matched those set forth in the design criteria.
Concrete Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Grouting; Nuclear explosions; Scroll (Project)
Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; C-69-4.
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